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Techniques that Backfire

Compiled by Elaine Gallager * Many teachers have tried most of these.  They may work a few times, but not over the long haul. Raising my voice Yelling Saying «I’m the boss here.» Insisting on having the last word Using tense body language, such as rigid posture or clenched hands Using degrading, insulting, humiliating, or […]

Elaine Gallagher 00 cegCompiled by Elaine Gallager *

Many teachers have tried most of these.  They may work a few times, but not over the long haul.

  • Raising my voice
  • Yelling
  • Saying «I’m the boss here.»
  • Insisting on having the last word
  • Using tense body language, such as rigid posture or clenched hands
  • Using degrading, insulting, humiliating, or embarrassing put-downs
  • Using sarcasm
  • Attacking the student’s character
  • Acting superior
  • Using physical force
  • Drawing unrelated persons into the conflict
  • Having a double standard –making students do what I say, not what I do
  • Insisting that I am right
  • Preaching
  • Making assumptions
  • Backing the student into a corner
  • Pleading or bribing
  • Bringing up unrelated events
  • Generalizing about students by making remarks such as «All you kids are the same.»
  • Making unsubstantiated accusations
  • Holding a grudge
  • Nagging
  • Throwing a temper tantrum
  • Mimicking the student
  • Making comparisons with siblings or other students commanding, demanding, dominating rewarding the student
  • Repetitive written work

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* Adapted from Bud Churchward creator of The Honor Level System: Discipline by Design